Choosing the Best Pet Daycare Option

Research and Visit Potential Daycares

Once you understand your pet’s needs, it’s time to start researching. Ask friends and family for recommendations, and use online resources to find daycares in your area.

  1. Check Reviews: Read online reviews from other pet owners to understand the daycare’s reputation. Look for reviews that mention the staff’s experience and care, as well as the cleanliness and safety of the facility.
  2. Contact Daycares: Call or email daycares to ask about their policies and procedures. Please find out about their staff qualifications, the size of their play areas, and their approach to safety and supervision.
  3. Schedule a Visit: The most crucial step is to visit the daycare in person. This allows you to see the facilities, meet the staff, and observe the environment firsthand. Please bring your pet to see how they react to the space and the people.

During your visit, pay attention to the following details:

  • Cleanliness and Safety: The facility should be clean, well-maintained, and safe. Look for signs of regular cleaning, secure fencing, and other safety measures.
  • Staff Qualification and Experience: Ensure the staff members know about pet behaviour and safety and have experience working with dogs and other pets.
  • Play Areas and Activities: Observe the areas and activities to see if they cater to your pet’s needs. Are the areas spacious enough? Are there a variety of toys and activities available?
  • Supervision and Monitoring: Ensure the staff members are attentive and provide adequate pet supervision. How do they manage conflicts or issues between dogs? Do they offer individual attention?

By conducting thorough research and visiting potential daycares, you can make an informed decision and find the best fit for your pet’s needs and preferences.